Xiaomi Redmi line-up is one of the top-selling smartphones in budget markets like India. In fact, Redmi line up is the one that did bring Xiaomi to the no.1 smartphone retailer position in India outnumbering Samsung. Xiaomi Redmi 6 is the upcoming device in the line-up which was expected in 2019 but Xiaomi Redmi 6 Pro already made its debut on July 2018, very early.
Though the Chinese variant of Xiaomi Redmi 6 is already released we are yet to know the global version as Xiaomi is restricted to sell MediaTek smartphones outside of China. Will they just swap the chipsets for a Qualcomm one and sell the same or will they come up with more changes to cater to the global market? We have got as many answers as we could about your questions on the Xiaomi Redmi 6.
Xiaomi Redmi 6 Rumors
Xiaomi Redmi 5 had already imbibed the tall display format. It is just about 6 months with the Xiaomi Redmi 5 and we already have started to see for the next iteration. For a 100 USD smartphone, Xiaomi Redmi 6 is bang for the buck. Though the Redmi line-up has never entered the US market, tech enthusiasts know about the series for the extremely good specs it packs for its price. This Redmi series sells very well in budget markets like Africa and South Asia.
2017 was the year of dual cameras. All major flagships smartphone carried a dual camera. In 2018 it was mid-range smartphones turn and almost every smartphone including the Redmi Note series that came out in 2018 had the dual camera built in. Now is the turn for budget or entry level smartphones we assume. Xiaomi Redmi 6 being one promising budget smartphone should definitely carry two cameras to the rear.
Xiaomi Redmi 6 Specs
As far we know Xiaomi has been assigning Qualcomm’s 400 series processor for the Redmi series since its debut. So this year too it might be the Qualcomm Snapdragon 460 running the device which is a marginally upgraded chip from the SD 450 its predecessor had. RAM and storage options should start from 3 + 16 Gb. The other possible options could be 3 + 32 Gb and 4 + 64 Gb.
Cameras are finally going to be double on the rear. Though there is not gonna be an individually functional secondary sensor it will exist to help the primary sensor with portrait shots and low light photos. The battery should continue to be 3000 mAh.
The display should stretch 5.6 inches if it manages to come with a notch, else it is 5.45 inches as in the Chinese variant. The resolution is HD+ sadly. After all, for the price, it is still worth it.
|Processor ||Qualcomm Snapdragon 460
|RAM||3 / 4 GB
|Display||5.6-inch IPS LCD, HD+
|Camera||12 MP + 5 MP rear cameras, 5 MP front camera
|Internal Storage||16 / 32 / 64 GB
Xiaomi Redmi 6 Features
Not all smartphones around the 100 USD segment are as usable. Most smartphones in the segment either have crappy software as part of the cost-cutting or have android go version which itself is a
limitation nevertheless. But MI UI through a heavy skin offers lots of optimization and addition functionalities over the regular Android. With updates too, Xiaomi is doing well in the recent years. MI remote functionality is must feature from Xiaomi in all their devices. IR blaster with the help of an inbuilt application enables to control almost every electronic device that has a remote-control option.
Xiaomi Redmi 6 Concept
Being an entry-level phone, Xiaomi Redmi 6 does not have many concepts to expect. The only expectation which a few is gonna dislike is the notch in the display. The previous gen Xiaomi Redmi 5 though had tall display had a considerable bezel to its top and bottom. With the help of notch may be Xiaomi can try to get a better screen to body ratio. Presence of notch in the Chinese Xiaomi Redmi 6 Pro says there is little chance of getting it for the Global Xiaomi Redmi 6 which will come out months later.
Xiaomi Redmi 6 Price & Release
Following track records, the Xiaomi Redmi 6 will be announced in other than Chinese markets especially in India anytime during the first half of 2019. Price must be 8000 INR or 120 USD for the 3 + 16 GB variant and the higher variants must get 9000 INR and 10,000 INR price tags.